WorldConfirmed: 141,323,906Active: 18,251,630Recovered: 120,048,214Death: 3,024,062
USAConfirmed: 32,372,119Active: 6,886,031Recovered: 24,905,332Death: 580,756
IndiaConfirmed: 14,788,109Active: 1,801,298Recovered: 12,809,643Death: 177,168
BrazilConfirmed: 13,900,134Active: 1,183,384Recovered: 12,344,861Death: 371,889
RussiaConfirmed: 4,693,469Active: 268,887Recovered: 4,319,389Death: 105,193
UKConfirmed: 4,385,938Active: 112,868Recovered: 4,145,810Death: 127,260
TurkeyConfirmed: 4,212,645Active: 533,303Recovered: 3,643,734Death: 35,608
ItalyConfirmed: 3,857,443Active: 505,308Recovered: 3,235,459Death: 116,676
GermanyConfirmed: 3,137,907Active: 292,281Recovered: 2,765,100Death: 80,526
PakistanConfirmed: 750,158Active: 79,108Recovered: 654,956Death: 16,094
ChinaConfirmed: 90,499Active: 314Recovered: 85,549Death: 4,636
Chennai, 12/2: 11 people were killed and 36 were left injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar, around 500 kilometers from Chennai.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his grief over the incident. In a tweet, he said, “Fire at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu is saddening. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover soon. Authorities are working on the ground to assist those affected.”
Fire at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu is saddening. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover soon. Authorities are working on the ground to assist those affected: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 12, 2021
According to the police, The explosion took place at around 1.30 pm today, when some chemicals were being mixed to produce firecrackers.
Chief Minister E Palaniswami has announced a compensation of ₹ 3 lakh for the families of those who died in the blast and ₹ 1 lakh for the severely injured. The Centre has announced ₹ 2 lakh for the families of the victims and ₹ 50,000 for those injured.